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Fed: Economy expanded moderately in July and August
The U.S. economy grew a bit more slowly from early July to mid August as consumer spending accelerated but a strong dollar continued to weigh on manufacturers, the Federal Reserve said in a report Wednesday.
Fed Report Finds Economy Growing at Moderate Pace in Summer  ABC News
Fed's Beige Book Says Economy Expanded Across Most Regions  Bloomberg
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Wall St. shares up after US data, technology sector leads
U.S. stocks were up more than 1 percent on Wednesday afternoon supported by U.S. data and technology stocks led a rebound from Tuesday's steep losses.
Stocks attempt to rebound as Dow up more than 150 points  USA TODAY
Wall Street surges more than 1%  The Australian
LIRR: Delays continue but normal service possible by evening rush hour
A look at the Westbury LIRR station on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2015. The Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels.
Signal Problems Snarl Long Island Commuters in NY  Wall Street Journal
Power Failure Snarls Long Island Rail Road Service  New York Times
US Productivity up 3.3 Percent in Spring, Labor Costs Fall
U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined. Worker productivity increased at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the April-June quarter, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Productivity up 3.3 percent in spring, labor costs fall  CBS News
US Q2 productivity strongest in one-and-a-half years  Channel News Asia
Why Starbucks' New Evening Menu Will Do Better Than All-Day Breakfast For ...
In the last month Starbucks SBUX +3.64% and McDonald's MCD +3.13% have announced menu expansions: Starbucks added Evenings at Starbucks, serving beer, wine, and “small plates,” while McDonald's jumped into the fray Tuesday by ...
McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Risks Further Crimping Egg Supplies  Bloomberg
McDonald's: You Deserve A Hash Brown All Day  NPR
Machinima Settles FTC Charges Over Xbox YouTube Endorsements
Machinima Inc., a popular game video publisher that helped promote Microsoft Corp. MSFT 2.88 % 's Xbox One system, has agreed to settle charges it violated rules about disclosing paid endorsements, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.
FTC settles with gaming network Machinima over paid Xbox One videos  USA TODAY
The FTC is cracking down on video makers who don't disclose who's ...  Washington Post
What could crimp Labor Day weekend travel
Americans are gearing up for summer's last hurrah as the nation heads into Labor Day weekend. AAA is estimating about 35.5 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday, the highest Labor Day weekend volume since 2008 and a ...
Labor Day travelers to spend $13.5 billion, up 2% from last year  Los Angeles Times
Here's why you should stay home this Labor Day weekend  Fortune
Private-Sector Jobs Rise Modestly in August
Private-sector payrolls in August expanded at a more modest-than-expected clip, according to an employment survey released Wednesday.
US private payrolls rise misses expectations; productivity revised up  Reuters
Survey: US Businesses Hired at Steady Pace in August  New York Times
Australian dollar forecast to hit US60 cents
Few would have thought a year ago the Australian dollar, which was barely 5 cents from parity with the greenback, would be trading at US70� but on Wednesday it plunged lower to reach a six-year low.
The only growth in Tony Abbott's economy is government spending  The Australian Financial Review
Hockey says growth in line with budget  Sky News Australia
Scrutiny of Security Start-Ups May Signal Shift in Venture Funding
A funny thing happened to Orion Hindawi while he was raising $120 million for his cybersecurity start-up last month: Investors asked him about profits.
Tanium funding points to $3.5bn valuation  Financial Times
Security Startup Tanium Said to Reach $3.5 Billion Valuation  Bloomberg